Yesterday's Bride

Yesterday's Bride
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Maribel Ilag
Written by Ana Aleta Nadela
Liberty Trinidad
Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr.
Creative director(s) Jun Lana
Starring Lovi Poe
Rocco Nacino
Luis Alandy
Karel Marquez
Opening theme "Tunay na Mahal"
sung by Jaya
Composer(s) Freddie Saturno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 85 episodes (final)
Executive producer(s) Joy Lumboy-Pili
Producer(s) GMA Network
Location(s) Pampanga, Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Cinematography Lito Mempin
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) – February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)
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Yesterday's Bride is a Filipino drama series created by Liberty Trinidad and written by Maribel Ilag. The series is executive produced by Joy Lumboy-Pili, directed by Gil Tejada, Jr. and produced by GMA Network. It banners Lovi Poe in the title character,[1] with Rocco Nacino and Luis Alandy as her leading men, and Karel Marquez as the main antagonist. The show premiered on October 29, 2012 on GMA Afternoon Prime block, replacing Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa and October 31, 2012 worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.[2]

The series is part of the networks set of shows for the last quarter of 2012, along with Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga and Magdalena.

The show chronicles the complicated life and love story of Andrea Manalo, a woman who torn between the guy she was supposed to tie the knot with or the man whom destiny seemed to choose for her.

The series concluded on February 22, 2013 and replaced by Unforgettable on its timeslot. It ran for 17 weeks with 85 episodes all in all.

Cast and characters

Main characters

Recurring characters

Production and development

Series' creator, Liberty Trinidad began developing Yesterday's Bride under the title "The Borrowed Wife" in July 2012. The idea for the series was conceive when Trinidad began thinking... "What if a mother gives birth to her child while in deep coma?". The production team found the concept/premise very interesting.[9] Trinidad stated that the series also presents an interesting take to a seemingly perfect love story, as it explores the moral dilemma of the protagonist and how she must decide between the two men who love her. "The show is very current and viewers will be able to relate to Andrea's [the main character of the story] predicament because even though their situation may be different, everyone has to make tough decisions especially when it comes to love," she added.[10] Show’s program manager, Hazel Abonita described the story as "intimate". It's about the actors and their characters and how they will engage viewers in the storytelling. It doesn't have added factors like special effects to hook the public," she added.[11]


Lovi Poe played the titular character, Andrea Manalo. Poe described her role "the most quiet role I have ever played" and far different from the strong-willed and independent characters she did in television series, Legacy and movies, Temptation Island and My Neighbor's Wife.[12] Here, the female lead is subject to oppression and lots of emotional torments. It is the goody-goody type [that of the usual screen heroine].[13] "It looks easy but it is a lot harder for me. I am used to playing independent and strong women. This time around, it is more about falling in love and becoming martyr. It is something new to me," she said. By far "It's challenging because there will be adjustments in my attack. Coming from strong female characters, it’s not that easy to create nuances for your new role. But this is where the excitement lies. It will definitely test your range as an actress," she added.[14] Rocco Nacino cast as Justin Ramirez, one of the two leading men of the protagonist. Nacino stated that it's his "first mature role". Nacino and Poe first worked together in 2010 mini-series Mistaken Identity. Luis Alandy and Karel Marquez, on the other hand, played Celso Ramirez, the other love interest and Sabrina Torres, the series' main antagonist, respectively.[15]


The series' plug, teasers, as well as the opening title sequence were filmed in a studio at GMA Network Center, in Quezon City. Production started filming the series on October 12, 2012. Many of the series' scenes were shot on location in Angeles, Pampanga.[16]


"Tunay na Mahal" (lit. Real Love) used as the series' theme song. It was composed by Freddie Saturno and originally performed by Lani Misalucha. The song's lyrics tell of a person expressing her resentment towards the man who promised her everything, but ended up leaving her for another love. Despite the pains and heartaches, she still considers him as her one, true love. The song was then interpreted by Jaya Ramsey.[17]In January 2015, the theme song was later covered by Juris Fernandez in the afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN, Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita starring Vina Morales, Jane Oineza, Denise Laurel and Loisa Andalio.

Awards and recognition

FMTM Awards

See also


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